Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Bridesmaid Fun

My amazing super-mom 2nd cousin, Natalie, was a bridesmaid in a wedding last weekend. A few months back they ordered dresses from a certain Chinese Tailor overseas, who specializes in making custom dresses out of a picture and measurements you send them. Problem: Three of the dresses arrived in the wrong color (pink instead of champagne), and all seven of the dresses had necklines too wide and low to cover garments. All seven of them live in different states, and one of them hadn't even gotten her dress from Hong Kong yet. With 3 weeks to go before the wedding, I got the call for help. Each of the bridesmaids sent me their dress, and I unpicked every piece of the pink dresses, cut out new pieces in champagne fabric matched to a sample the bride sent me, and sewed the new dresses together making alterations as needed. To the eggplant ones, I took off length from the hem to make the neckline trim. I added a little gathered tulle underneath each dress so they wouldn't be so flat and clingy, and re-made the fabric flowers at the waist.
It was a fun race, but I'm so glad its over! Happy wedding!

8 comments:

Kati said...

Wow, I really am impressed. Way to go!

Camille Millar said...

Not half as impessive as the things you bust out, Kati!

Mom Millar said...

Wow Camille! This is amazing! And this was all while you had a 4-month old baby to take care of. I could never have done that. Way to go!

Bill said...

Camille, you're like Mary Poppins, Maria von Trappe, and Wonder Woman all rolled into one!

Michelle said...

You are so clever! I don't know where you find the time with your little boy! I need to start some serious sewing but never seem to have enough time.

Tori said...

Remarkable! You are awesome! And though I do know something myself about sewing with young kids and how it's actually possible, I'm still amazed because a young baby has such a demanding schedule!

Diana said...

Those turned out fabulous! They're beautiful.

Patrese said...

Camille..... this is crazy. You are a miracle worker!!